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150 employees are required to operate the new Boeing B777 150 employees are required to operate the new Boeing B777

Austrian Airlines Welcomes New Boeing B777

Austrian Airlines welcomed its new Boeing B777 at its home airport in Vienna.

The long-haul aircraft with the registration OE-LPF was modified in Hong Kong and adapted to meet the standards of Austrian Airlines over a period of four months. After a successful acceptance flight, Austrian’s Boeing B777 was transferred to Vienna on May 08.

Boeing B777 is expected to offer room for 306 passengers and transport around 150,000 passengers per year.

“In this way it is of major importance to the Austrian business location. The tourism sector as well as the labour market and the infrastructure in Austria will benefit from the new aircraft,” stated Kay Kratky, CEO, Austrian Airlines.
Boeing 777 was leased from the Irish aircraft lessor AerCap for a period of eight years and represents an investment value of about EUR 60 million, including conversion costs.

Specifically, the wide-bodied jet contains 38 business class seats, 24 premium economy seats and 244 economy class seats.